Washington State Employee Assistance Program Offers Stress Management Resources for 2020 Election Season

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the Washington State Employee Assistance Program Website

The upcoming presidential election may be a source of anxiety and disagreement for many people across the country. Additional hurdles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and tension from recent social unrest, present unique challenges not faced in years prior. The Greater Good Science Center reported that the election is a significant stressor for more than 2/3s of U.S. adults (according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association), with another new report finding that nearly 70% of us worried about widespread violence erupting after election results are announced (from the nonpartisan organization More in Common).

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has compiled some resources which to help provide support and guidance for employees, managers and leaders as we make our way through this election season. Here are links to the most helpful resources we’ve seen so far:

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Please don’t hesitate to reach out to EAP for support and guidance for yourself, your employees or your organization at 1-877-313-4455 or online.